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Genesis Biopharma's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Welcomes Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, Chief of the Surgery Branch at the NCI
Date:11/17/2011

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Biopharma, Inc. (OTCBB: GNBP), a biotechnology company developing targeted cancer immunotherapies, today announced that Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Surgery Branch at the National Cancer Institute, has joined the Company's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.  Dr. Rosenberg also is Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, both in Washington D.C.  

"We are honored to have Dr. Rosenberg serve on our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.  A leading authority on immunology and cancer, Dr. Rosenberg pioneered adoptive cell therapy using autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) to successfully treat patients with metastatic melanoma," stated Anthony J. Cataldo, Chairman and Chief Executive Oficer of Genesis Biopharma.  Genesis Biopharma recently licensed rights to certain intellectual property relating to the use of adoptive cell therapy using autologous TILs for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, ovarian, breast and colorectal cancers from the National Institutes of Health.  "As the inventor of this therapy, Dr. Rosenberg will be an invaluable asset to Genesis Biopharma as we advance the clinical development for Contego™, our ready-to-infuse adoptive cell therapy using TILs, to treat Stage IV metastatic melanoma," added Mr. Cataldo.

Dr. Rosenberg has pioneered the development of immunotherapy that has resulted in the first effective immunotherapies for selected patients with advanced cancer. He has also pioneered the development of gene therapy, and was first to successfully insert foreign genes into humans and to conduct clinical studies of the gene therapy of cancer.

Dr. Rosenberg's work in tumor immunology was recently highlighted in the July issue of Oncology Times in an article titled, "'/>"/>

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